• After serving here, Lieutenant Picket went to American camp on San Juan Island to do his part in the “Pig War Island” dispute and resolve the border. It wasn’t until the civil was that he resigned his commission and returned to his family home to take a position with the Confederate Army.

  • Does anyone know when this bridge (again, not Pickett’s original bridge) actually got this name? Do we have evidence that the original bridge was called the Pickett Bridge? Or was this name applied later? As the Southern Poverty Law Center shows in their report “Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy”, most confederate monuments were named much later, usually as reactionary responses to the civil rights movement. I wouldn’t be surprised if this bridge was named by people allied to Bellingham’s KKK group that was active in the early 20th century. Can we find documentation from when it was originally named? https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/whoseheritage-timeline150_years_of_iconography.jpg

  • History is history – nobody’s worshiping the bridge, the worst thing one can do is wash away bad or inconvenient truths of History and hide it from our descendants. When one starts to remove names and hide ugly facts from people because it hurts their feelings you break the links that form historic chains of events. What results is a censored truth and that’s definitely not American –

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